Devotion Scarf



The San Jose Earthquakes are proud to introduce the Devotion Scarf. The Devotion Scarf is awarded to select Earthquakes fans, staff, alumni or members of the Earthquakes family that have shown true devotion to the club. The recipients of the Devotion Scarves will be honored at halftime of the final home match of each season. All recipients will be nominated through sjearthquakes.com.

 2016 Devotion Scarf Recipients

Dan Burkhead – A season ticket holder since 2008 and supporter of the Earthquakes Community Fund, Burkhead also runs a fan website, quakesfan.com. His proudest Quakes moment was running the California International Marathon in 2015 while carrying an Earthquakes flag for the entire 26-mile, 385-yard race.

Olly Bayliss – Olly is a season ticket holder who previously worked for Major League Soccer camps and now runs programming for Kidz Love Soccer.

Ted Firestone – He has been a part of the Earthquakes staff since 2007 and is one of the longest continuously serving members of the front office. He is currently the senior manager of season ticket sales.

Krazy George Henderson – The original Quakes fan, Krazy George has been a part of the organization since 1974 when he began his illustrious career as a professional cheerleader. He is known as the inventor of the “Wave” and is responsible for many of the traditional cheers for the Earthquakes.

Dan Ignacio – Ignacio is a local San Jose resident and a valued member of the Quakes Usher team. He has been part of the Quakes organization for more than six years. His most memorable Quakes moment was the March 22, 2015 inaugural match at Avaya Stadium against the Chicago Fire.

Bryan Jarvis – A game day staff member since 1996, Jarvis rarely misses a game and has helped organize game day staff for the Quakes for nearly 20 years. He was also instrumental in building the strong partnership between the Earthquakes and the Police Activities League (PAL).

Jerry and Bernie Larkin – The Larkins have been supporting soccer in the Bay Area since the 1994 World Cup at Stanford Stadium. They have worked for the Earthquakes in media operations since 1996, helping run the press box and record statistics among other duties.

Mayor Sam Liccardo – The Mayor of San Jose has been a long time supporter of the Earthquakes dating back to the North American Soccer League era of the club. He was instrumental in helping the Quakes find a permanent home with his support of the Avaya Stadium project and continues to work with the club on a number of initiatives, including a joint program with the Positive Coaching Alliance.

Eric Santiago – An ardent supporter of the Quakes since 2012, Santiago commutes three hours from his hometown of Willits, Calif. to Avaya Stadium for every home game. Santiago’s favorite Quakes memory dates back to his first game on Sept. 29, 2012 against FC Dallas, where Steven Lenhart notched a brace to earn the Quakes a point in the 3-3 draw.

 2015 Devotion Scarf Recipients

Mark and Patty Biagini – Longtime Quakes fans and supporters of the Earthquakes Community Fund, the Biaginis have also traveled to numerous road matches to watch the club. 

Marlee and Glenn Castleman - Season Ticket Holders since 2010, and their hats contain every win pin since they have been season ticket holders. 

Shaun Del Grande – The Del Grande family has supported the Earthquakes since the 1970s.  Shaun Del Grande, a season ticket holder, carries on that tradition by providing team vehicles and community support. Dr. Michael Furlong – Dr. Michael Furlong is the Quakes’ second longest-tenured sponsor. He has performed LASIK on numerous Quakes, including midfielders JJ Koval & Shea Salinas and GM John Doyle.

Julie Di Maria – Longtime Quakes Season Ticket Holder and oversees Operation: Care and Comfort, an organization that provides support to troops overseas. She has helped bring over 10,000 members of the military to Earthquakes games.

Jose Fuentes – Part of organization since 1996 as a member of the field crew. 

Don Gagliardi – Season Ticket Holder since 1999 and former President of Soccer Silicon Valley.

Jeff Kordes – Member of both Street Team and Box Office staff since 2009. He's a constant spokesperson and advocate in the soccer community for the Quakes around the Bay Area.

Dan Margarit – Founding member of the 1906/San Jose Ultras and Earthquakes supporter since 1999.

Dave McAllister and Carol Haner – Longtime season ticket holders of the Quakes and big supporters of the Earthquakes Community Fund.

Shelley McCune – Has been part of the game day VIP staff for over four years. This season, she managed the Scoreboard Club area and has done a tremendous job handling the high-pressure location and taking care of fans. 

Jesse Mendes – Staff Pro employee who works closely with supporters groups.

Dave Obenour – The original Athletic Trainer for the club in 1974, he has also been a long-time Season Ticket Holder. 

Anthony Perry – Has been with the Earthquakes since 2007 and is currently the longest, continuous employee of the team. He is a leader in the Youth Soccer Community helping to bring thousands of youth soccer families to games each year.

Carlos Cesar Rivera – Team radio broadcaster since 1996 and has covered multiple generations of the Quakes beginning with the NASL.

Brenda Scott – Staff Pro employee who mainly works the North East gate with a consistent positive attitude.

Alan Wolfe – Season Ticket Holder who attends every game with three generations of his family. 

Ken Yeager – Santa Clara County Supervisor and longtime supporter of stadium and team.